PRINCE Harry is still happy and jokey — despite claims that marriage has changed him, pal James Corden has said.
The TV star, 43, said he thought Harry was going through a tough time after quitting Royal duties.
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But he admitted he had not socialised with the Duke in Los Angeles since he moved to California with wife Meghan last year.
Corden, who filmed Harry in LA for his Late Late Show, defended his friend on air.
He told US radio host Howard Stern: “The Harry you saw on the clip we did on the open-top bus, that to me is a great reflection of the person I know.”
Asked about Harry’s decision to leave the UK, Corden said: “I cannot imagine any of it is easy.
“But I do not think any person in such a position in his life is easy. I have never really spoken about it to him in depth.”
He added: “He lives in Santa Barbara, an hour-and-a-half away, so I have not seen him a huge amount.
“I am in contact with him. I am very fond of him.”
Stern suggested that Harry has been tormented for decades as his “mother was killed by fame” and he was “angry his father divorced his mother”.
But Corden dodged the question.
He said: “I would never begin to speak about his experiences because I am absolutely uneducated in such a way to talk about such a thing.”